Deliberate Practice Spells Success : Why Grittier Competitors Triumph at the National Spelling Bee

  title={Deliberate Practice Spells Success : Why Grittier Competitors Triumph at the National Spelling Bee},
  author={Angela L. Duckworth and Teri A. Kirby and Eli Tsukayama and Heather Berstein and K. Anders Ericsson},
The expert performance framework distinguishes between deliberate practice and less effective practice activities. The current longitudinal study is the first to use this framework to understand how children improve in an academic skill. Specifically, the authors examined the effectiveness and subjective experience of three preparation activities widely recommended to improve spelling skill. Deliberate practice, operationally defined as studying and memorizing words while alone, better… CONTINUE READING

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